Practice Schedule
PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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HERE'S THE SCHEDULE FOR DIVISIONALS WEEK! (JULY 26 - 31)

MONDAY
July 26

7:30am - 8:30am

13 & Over Practice

8:30am - 9:30am

9-12 Practice

9:30am - 10:15am

8 & Under Practice

7:00pm - 7:45pm

Make-up Practice
(contact Coach Mark for appointment)

TUESDAY
July 27

7:30am - 8:30am

13 & Over Practice

8:30am - 9:30am

9-12 Practice

9:30am - 10:15am

8 & Under Practice

7:00pm - 7:45pm

Make-up Practice
(contact Coach Mark for appointment)

7:45pm - 8:30pm

CLINIC: STARTS, TURNS, AND FINISHES
(for 8&Unders and 9-10s)

8:30pm - 9:15pm

CLINIC:STARTS, TURNS, AND FINISHES
(for 11-12s, 13-14s, and 15&Overs)

WEDNESDAY
July 28

7:30am - 8:30am

13 & Over Practice

8:30am - 9:30am

9-12 Practice

9:30am - 10:15am

8 & Under Practice

7:00pm - 7:45pm

Make-up Practice
(contact Coach Mark for appointment)

THURSDAY
July 22

7:30am - 8:30am

13 & Over Practice

8:30am - 9:30am

9-12 Practice

9:30am - 10:30am

8 & Under Practice

7:00pm - 7:45pm

Make-up Practice
(contact Coach Mark for appointment)

7:45pm - 9:15pm

NO CLINICS TONIGHT

FRIDAY
July 30

7:30am - 8:30am

13 & Over Practice*

8:30am - 9:30am

9-12 Practice*

9:30am - 10:15am 8 & Under Practice*

After Practices

DIVISIONALS BREAKFAST

SATURDAY
July 31

DIVISIONALS: vs. SUDLEY AND PIEDMONT (@ PIEDMONT)

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END OF SEASON BANQUET(@ PATRIOT HIGH SCHOOL)

 


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Below you will find the practice schedule for the 2021 Season. We are pretty much going back to our typical practice schedule, but there are a few caveats that we'll discuss in a bit.

 

First, here's the schedule for June 1 through June 11th (while Prince William County Schools are still in session):

 

EVENING PRACTICES (Monday through Friday)

8 & Unders Practices @ 7:00pm - 7:45pm

9-10s and 11-12s Practices @ 7:45pm - 8:30pm

13-14s and 15 & Overs Practice @ 8:30pm - 9:15pm

 

Once Prince William County Schools is out for the summer (June 14th) practices shift to the mornings:

 

MORNING PRACTICES (Monday through Friday)

13-14s and 15 & Overs Practice @ 7:30am - 8:30am

9-10s and 11-12s Practices @ 8:30am - 9:30am

8 & Unders Practices @ 9:30am - 10:15am

 

Understandably, the schedules don't always align and you get interrupted by dentist appointments, work, or other obligations can keep us away from the team practices from time to time. We do also offer a "Make-up" practice in the evenings (Monday through Thursday) from 7:00pm - 7:45pm. This practice is an all-ages workout and should be used as a last resort. The team practice is preferred. However, if you need to take advantage of the Make-up practice, you need to request a spot from Coach Mark each day by noon.

Periodically, throughout the season, we may offer clinics in the evenings to focus on specific skills. These will be announced ahead of time.

 


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Procedures and Caveats:

We do have a few extra guidelines for attending practices this year as we find our way back to a normal swim season. Some of them may be subject to change as the season progresses, but this is where we are starting.

  1. Courtesy and Common Sense will be in full effect. We're not requiring our swimmers to wear a mask to and from practice, but we completely understand that some of our swimmers will want to wear a mask. Once on deck, swimmers will be either spaced out or covered in chlorine, so the deck is a pretty safe place. We just ask that swimmers are considerate of each other.
  2. Show up on time (10-15 minutes prior to practice). It makes sense to have the swimmers ready to swim and on time, so once everyone is checked in, we can get started. That makes sense, right? Yeah, we think so.
  3. If you feel sick at all, don't show up. Common sense, again, right?

and finally...

  1. No Parents on Deck During Practice. At least for the first couple weeks, we are asking parents to hang out in the areas around the pool, but not on the pool deck. UPDATE: Please stay in the designated area(s) during practices and do NOT interfere with the practice. Parents are welcome to join us on deck as long as you remain under the shade structure or in the open area between the shade structure and the pool entrance. Please do not go into the Baby Pool and do not sit in the chairs along the sides of the pool. Thanks. We want to make sure the swimmers get a good sense of how the coaches use the pool deck and where they are supposed to be and help them focus on the coaches' instructions.

Please know that these guidelines are only in place to ensure the safety of our swimmers, coaches, and the team at large. And now... the practice schedule. 

 


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Below are some timeless thoughts about practices and what we expect from the team...

Practice Expectations (Swimmers)

  1. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your assigned practice time. We want to start practices promptly and late arrivals cause confusion and delays.
  2. Goggles are required. Swim caps are encouraged (especially for the girls). If a swimmer has long hair and does not wish to wear a swim cap, they will need something to keep their hair tied (into a ponytail, for example).
  3. Proper swimwear during practices: Boys-Speedo jammers or briefs; Girls-Speedo suits. Boys should avoid wearing swim trunks or “board shorts” due to drag/resistance, making it 10 times more difficult to move through the water. Girls should not wear bikinis or any 2 piece suits (unless they are specifically designed for aquatic workouts).
  4. Respect the coaching staff. Listen to and follow the instructions of all coaches, not just the Head Coach. Misbehavior by a swimmer creates an unsafe environment for the instructors and fellow teammates.
  5. Have fun!

Practice Expectations (Parents)

  1. Talk to the coaches before 7:00pm or after 9:15pm, not during practices. Coach Mark will be available from 6:30-6:55pm and from 9:15-9:40pm to answer your questions. If you cannot get to the pool during those times, please request a separate time to meet/talk with him or anyone else on the coaching staff. You can also always find a Board member on deck during practices if you have a question that can’t be answered immediately by a coach. We encourage you to come forward with any and all questions or concerns. It is our responsibility to educate swimmers AND parents as best we can.
  2. Respect the “viewing boundaries” set by the coaching staff on the pool deck. We encourage parents to watch practices, but ask that you are not within a direct line of sight with your child and that you do not communicate (aka: give instructions) with your child during practice. In the event of an emergency, a coach will bring your child to you.
  3. Respect the coaching staff.  You are entrusting us with your child for no more than an hour a day. Please allow us the opportunity to teach them this wonderful sport that we know and love.
  4. Have fun!